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12/11/2012

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Putin Says Anti-Corruption Efforts Must Be Consistent

President Vladimir Putin spoke to supporters Monday about the recent wave of high-profile official corruption cases, saying they are not a "show-off campaign" but part of a systemic fight against government fraud.

What the Papers Say, Dec. 10, 2012

BBC Monitoring
A roundup of today's Russian-language newspapers

Idealists Eye Blossoming Art Hub in Moscow

As innovative as Skolkovo might be, it may not be unique for much longer. Professional artistic visionaries are summoning all their creative energies to design their own innovation hubs, which could become a reality in just a few years.

TV Channels Passing Blame Over Leaked Medvedev Comments

Television channels were passing the blame Monday after unofficial footage from an interview with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was leaked Friday.

4 Islamists Who Attempted to Bomb Sapsan Sentenced

The Moscow Times
The Moscow City Court on Monday handed down long prison sentences to four  Muslim extremists who plotted to blow up the Sapsan high-speed train between Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Duma Deputies Strike Back Over Magnitsky Act

In a widely expected response to the passage of the U.S. Magnitsky Act, State Duma deputies on Monday introduced a bill that would make Americans suspected of mistreating Russians personae non gratae.

Election Webcams Lead Yandex Searches

Bigger than the releases of an Apple iPad computer and the Star Wars version of "Angry Birds," the live videos of ballot boxes and bundled-up voters on the government's elections-monitoring website topped one of Yandex's search lists in 2012.

Prosecutors: 1.7M Rights Violations in 1H 2012

The Prosecutor General's Office said Monday that it had discovered more than 1.7 million human rights violations over the first half of 2012, as European lawmakers continue to criticize Russia for its human rights record.

Deputy Urges Medvedev to Turn Back Clock

The Moscow Times
A senior State Duma deputy is asking Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to turn back the country's clocks by one hour, arguing that the current time regime leads to more medical emergencies and even traffic accidents.

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